Our Story

Solo Sprayers

SOLO Sprayers manufactures a complete range of garden sprayers, accessories, and spare parts for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications across Australia.

We are the no. 1 brand of sprayers used by city councils, contract gardeners, nursery professionals and rural farmers and lawn & garden enthusiasts alike. Solo Sprayers have been distributed in Australia by Clayton Engineering for over 45 years, and the partnership formed is as solid as our history.

The ‘SOLO story’ begins in a small workshop in Stuttgart, Germany, where brothers Hans and Heinz Emmerich developed the first, small, two-stroke engine. In 1948, both the SOLO company and the KMS30 engine were born. Conceived as a power source for portable machines, the KMS30 was an incredible feat. it weighed 6.35 kilograms yet produced 1.2HP, despite the ‘lightest’ industrial engines at that time being more than double its mass – weighing in at 15 kilograms!

SOLO went on to innovate in other areas, but here, it ‘led the charge’ as one of the first companies to equip Australians with chainsaws and brushcutters!

Now, those characteristics that defined SOLO in 1948 – including its pioneering spirit, entrepreneurial courage and talent for innovation – are embodied by the second generation of the founding Emmerich family. In the 70 years that have since elapsed, SOLO has consolidated its rank as a global leader of superior sprayer equipment.

SOLO is now supported by hundreds of local Aussie dealers promoting SOLO Sprayers on their shelves, and a strong online store with on-demand customer support.

Our Team

Mike Thompson

Managing Director

Andrew Dolan

Operations Manager

Kylie Collie

Finance Manager

Mike Morris

Internal Sales

Amy Walsh

Internal Sales

Clayton Engineering Since 1975

Today, we operate in the domestic, industrial and agricultural pumping market through professional brands offering competitive prices. Power generation has been another point of service; a component of Clayton’s tradition for over 30 years. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary, BioRemedy, solutions for water and wastewater treatment are also offered. In Australia, we are the sole distributor of SOLO products, which are manufactured in Germany. A world-leader in two-stroke technology, SOLO produce garden and rural products for spraying pesticides and weed control agents.

Clayton Engineering is a customer-orientated organisation. We pride ourselves on bolstering quality products through technical and back-up service to ensure the end-user is fully satisfied with their purchase. Our online and telephone support is unparalleled – a leader for the industries in which we operate.